At Monagle Law and Mediation, we strive to help families transition from being married to not married with the least amount of trauma. We look at the needs of the whole family system and act as problem solvers. In getting to know the parties, we facilitate forming solutions for the future. This gives control over the outcome of the divorce to the parties rather than to a judge who has never met the parties. Based on the interests and goals of the parties, we work with them to form a settlement agreement as to their parenting time, child and/or spousal support, and their assets either through mediation or through collaborative practice. We help the parties make reasoned decisions that are practical for their circumstances. An adversarial courtroom experience can be avoided altogether when the parties are knowledgeable as to their options and the effects of those decisions.
The firm strives to achieve a wonderful new beginning for the parties in a civilized way utilizing creative out-of-court processes. Divorcing parties often seek our services because they are parents. Healthy co-parenting can be achieved when the parties reduce conflict and focus on maintaining their relationships. Aligning the outcome with the parties' values is important to us. We hope that our clients can look back and be proud of the graceful way they ended their marriage as they sit at their child's or grandchild's special celebrations together.
Kate Monagle is the Founder and Managing Attorney of Monagle Law and Mediation, in Maplewood, NJ. She has been a litigator for over 16 years focusing her entire legal career on helping people and entities through the most difficult times in their lives. She has significant experience handling complex and high conflict matters in family law, arbitration, insurance law, and all types of civil litigation.
Kate assists clients in mediation, negotiation, arbitration and Collaborative law practice.
"The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried."
Sandra Day O'Connor
B.S. Cornell University
J.D. Seton Hall University School of Law
New Jersey State Bar Association
New Jersey Collaborative Law Group
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
R. 1:40 trained mediator
Certified collaborative lawyer
Volunteer mediator, South Orange and Maplewood, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties
Early Settlement Panelist, Hunterdon County